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FreeBSD bug gives untrusted root access

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Security
BSD

theregister.co.uk: A security bug in the latest version of the FreeBSD can be exploited to grant unprivileged users complete control over the operating system, a German researcher said Monday.

Five Years of Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

packtpub.com: Recently Ubuntu celebrated it's five-year anniversary. Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" marks five years since the initial release, 4.10 "Warty Warthog". This article by Christer Edwards outlines some of the things Ubuntu has brought to the Linux world, and what a major impact it has had.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Fun with SUSE Studio
  • Mozilla Sea Monkey
  • Hosted Version of the Drupal CMS is Taking Shape
  • What's new with Acquia?
  • Beagle Search Tool Fetches Data From Deep Inside Your Linux System
  • Red Hat To Support Meals On Wheels This Holiday Season
  • Explosive Netbook Growth Expected to Slow
  • On KDE notifications
  • Google chart shows which netbooks run Chrome OS best
  • Open source: No vow of poverty (or get-rich-quick scheme)
  • Nokia plans just one Linux phone next year
  • Android And Chrome OS: Google Vs. Google?
  • DE: Open source professorship at University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
  • Linux PDF viewers

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to Convert smbpasswd to tdbsam on Samba
  • SFTP on Ubuntu and Debian in 9 easy steps
  • “bash: ./configure: /bin/sh: bad interpreter: Permission denied”
  • How to Take Perfect Screenshots with KSnapshot
  • How to Establish Simple Remote Desktop Access Between Ubuntu and Windows
  • Regain Compiz desktop rotation with the mouse in Ubuntu 9.10
  • Sharing the Same Files Between Two PC’s
  • How to DHCP server on Ubuntu
  • OOo: How to do a holiday letter using mail merge, and print labels for the envelopes
  • Linux Security with Fail2Ban
  • fix bricked xos automatically
  • Have your Arch Linux always ready for an upgrade
  • Tomdroid with Ubuntu One syncing goodness
  • How to Print Large Posters in Ubuntu / Debian Linux
  • Graphic styles in OpenOffice.org Draw and Impress

GNOME Community Announces Dates GUADEC 2010

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Software

ostatic.com/blog: The GNOME Foundation has announced its annual conference, GUADEC, will be held in The Hague, Netherlands, July 24-30, 2010.

My life with Linux: Day 5

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Linux

pcauthority.com.au: Stuart Turton spends the fifth day of his one week odyssey with Linux, gets his hands dirty with 'Gnome Do' and quickly realises his new found joy for Ubuntu. Has Stuart finally cracked Linux?

Death of FreeBSD contributor John Birrell

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BSD
Obits

freebsdnews.net: Craig Rodrigues writes that his friend and colleague John Birrell passed away.

"Now it's time to say goodbye, to all our fam i ly..."

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Linux
Web

linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: I find myself becoming argumentative and generally frustrated trying to argue about nuances in Linux development and that is not what I want to come across as or be. So, I will be letting Polar Bears and Penguins go. I want to thank everyone who visited and was supportive of the things posted here.

Photo Compositing with The GIMP

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GIMP
HowTos

It is no longer about the Killer Application

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Linux
Ubuntu

linuxjournal.com: I have been thinking about the Open Source world more than I have in the past. And as I have been talking about it with people, I have been getting the standard responses you might expect. An email from my friend Karl, in response to an email I sent, seemed to sum it all up:

Linux Mint 8 - Review and Commentary

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Linux

linuxcritic.com: With this new release, comes a new green based desktop that has been heavily customized. The welcome screen has the option to open a chat room, forums or contribute to the system in other ways and acts as a good introduction to the OS.

Fedora Linux 12

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Linux

desktoplinuxreviews.com: The latest release of Fedora is version 12 and it includes some nifty new features. I downloaded the Live CD version of Fedora 12 that features the Gnome desktop environment.

Linux rescues a failing hard drive

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Linux

blogs.computerworld.com: Over Thanksgiving, I had to deal with a Windows XP laptop, belonging to a relative, that blue screened during startup. Normal startup failed, as did safe mode, safe mode with command prompt and Last Known Good.

The End Of The CrunchPad

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Linux
Hardware

techcrunch.com: It was so close I could taste it. Two weeks ago we were ready to publicly launch the CrunchPad. The device was stable enough for a demo. And then the entire project self destructed over nothing more than greed, jealousy and miscommunication.

Linux: Freedom or Freakdom?

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Linux

daniweb.com: I was talking with my friend, Jason Perlow, yesterday and he told me that I should back off of the free software rants because he feels that I'm entering the gray edges of freakdom. We laughed about it but it made me think: When does a strong belief in something become extremism?

Mandriva Linux 2010 GNOME – Solid and Sweet

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MDV

pbs01.wordpress: I had a quick look at the Mandriva Linux 2010 GNOME edition and it turned out to be great. Having used Mandriva Linux 2009 and 2009 Spring GNOME, I was certain that this release is going to be as solid as stable as it ever was.

Not All is Well with Karmic?

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Ubuntu
  • Not All is Well with Karmic?
  • My 14 Days With Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #170

5 Fun things in Fedora 12 (Video)

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Linux

mairin.wordpress: I recently got a Kodak zi8 video recorder. It works great in Fedora 12 so I was inspired to create a 15-minute video highlighting five fun things in Fedora 12.

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GNU/Linux on Desktop/Phone: System76, DeX, Librem

  • Pop!_OS Is Finally Here — System76’s Ubuntu-based Operating System For Developers
    The first ever stable release of Pop!_OS is finally here. You can go ahead and download it from this link. Don’t forget to share your feedback. Earlier this year in June, we reported that System76 is creating its own Linux distro called Pop!_OS.
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    After unveiling its next-generation Bixby 2.0 intelligent assistant, Samsung today announced that it plans to bring the Linux PC experience to the Samsung DeX ecosystem.
  • Steps toward a privacy-preserving phone
    What kind of cell phone would emerge from a concerted effort to design privacy in from the beginning, using free software as much as possible? Some answers are provided by a crowdfunding campaign launched in August by Purism SPC, which has used two such campaigns successfully in the past to build a business around secure laptops. The Librem 5, with a five-inch screen and radio chip for communicating with cell phone companies, represents Purism's hope to bring the same privacy-enhancing vision to the mobile space, which is much more demanding in its threats, technology components, and user experience. The abuse of mobile phone data has become a matter of worldwide concern. The capture and sale of personal data by apps is so notorious that it has been covered in USA Today; concerns over snooping contribute to the appeal of WhatsApp (which has topped 1.3 billion users) and other encrypted and privacy-conscious apps. But apps are only one attack vector. I got in touch with Todd Weaver, founder and CEO of Purism, to find out what the company is doing to plug the leaks in mobile devices.

Servers: DockerCon Coverage, MongoDB IPO

  • DockerCon EU 17 Panel Debates Docker Container Security
    There are many different security capabilities that are part of the Docker container platform, and there are a number of vendors providing container security offerings. At the DockerCon EU 17 conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, eWEEK moderated a panel of leading vendors—Docker, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Aqua Security, Twistlock and StackRox—to discuss the state of the market. To date, there have been no publicly disclosed data breaches attributed to container usage or flaws. However, that doesn't mean that organizations using containers have not been attacked. In fact, Wei Lien Dang, product manager at StackRox, said one of his firm's financial services customers did have a container-related security incident.
  • DockerCon EU: Tips and Tools for Running Container Workloads on AWS
    Amazon Web Services wants to be a welcome home for developers and organizations looking to deploy containers. At the DockerCon EU conference here, a pair of AWS technical evangelists shared their wisdom on the best ways to benefit from container deployments. The terms microservices and containers are often used interchangeably by people. Abby Fuller, technical evangelist at AWS, provided the definition of microservices coined by Adrian Crockford, VP of Cloud Architecture at AWS and formerly the cloud architect at Netflix.
  • Docker CEO: Embracing Kubernetes Removes Conflict
    Steve Singh has ambitious plans for Docker Inc. that are nothing less than transforming the world of legacy applications into a modern cloud-native approach. Singh was named CEO of Docker on May 2 and hosted his first DockerCon event here Oct. 16-19. The highlight of DockerCon EU was the surprise announcement that Docker is going to support the rival open-source Kubernetes container orchestration system. In a video interview with eWEEK, Singh explained the rationale behind the Kubernetes support and provided insight into his vision for the company he now leads.
  • MongoDB's IPO Beats the Market Out of the Gate
    The folks at MongoDB raised a whole lot of money today in their debut on NASDAQ. Yesterday the open source company announced it was going to be asking $24 a share for the 8 million Class A shares it was letting loose in its IPO, which had some Wall Street investors scratching their heads and wondering if the brains at Mongo were suffering from some kind of undiagnosed damage. Analysts had been estimating an opening price of between $20-22 per share, and on October 6 the company had estimated an opening price in the range of $18-20.